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  1. Barbara Weibel
    Barbara Weibel June 5, 2011 at 1:36 am |

    What a hoot! I get a dozen of these a week, ranging from specials at some obscure hotel to some kind of new travel gadget. My favorite was a new device that you put under your chin when flying, letting the other end rest on your chest, to keep your head from flopping forward when you fall asleep on a plane. Liked and sounded perfectly horrible! I distinctly did not share it with my readers. But I loved how you turned it around. Miss being able to see you.

  2. Kathleen
    Kathleen June 5, 2011 at 6:33 am |

    Oh god, I got that same pitch, and dozens more like it each week. They’re awful, I mean, whose blog just reposts crap like that. I never bother responding either–what a waste of time.

    Bravo on this post!

  3. McKenna
    McKenna June 5, 2011 at 6:59 am |

    To funny, and as your last two replies touched on about receiving the same post, I’m not surprised because it’s happening a lot more now. I enjoy reading blogs and learning from blog sites. I like to take time away from my business website and read a few now and then.

    Keep it interesting!

  4. blueviolet
    blueviolet June 5, 2011 at 7:08 am |

    You know even THEY hate it when they get those, and they probably have to pretend it’s an exciting thing when they send it to us! LOL

  5. Jen-Eighty MPH Mom
    Jen-Eighty MPH Mom June 5, 2011 at 8:35 am |

    Gosh – I love you. This is classic and your response is so funny. What if we all replied to those pitches with the mundane things in our life. ROFL. I could really have some fun with that!

    Thank you for starting my day with a smile!

  6. Jen-Eighty MPH Mom
    Jen-Eighty MPH Mom June 5, 2011 at 8:38 am |

    OOOH and I see that you are going to BlogHer! I want to meet you!

  7. Monique
    Monique June 5, 2011 at 9:22 am |

    I’ve recently gotten a couple of these. Now that I read it’s so common, I feel like one of the big kids.

  8. Holly
    Holly June 5, 2011 at 9:57 am |

    I can totally relate and am about to post a similar post myself any minute! On a side note, congratulations on your exciting news. Awesome.

  9. NYC SingleMom
    NYC SingleMom June 5, 2011 at 10:03 am |

    OMG I got the celebrity babies email as well. I just sat thinking do I respond. My favorite is that they asked us to request to use the some of the info which was insane.

    How does that info really help my readers? Plus What do I get out of it. More readers, compensation, no just loss of my time.


  10. OttosMom
    OttosMom June 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm |

    *Dead* ! Loved this. You. Are. Hilar!

  11. anna ~ random handprints
    anna ~ random handprints June 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm |

    saw your link on mommyniri’s similar post and followed, and i am so laughing. looking forward to checking more of your blog now!

  12. Henrietta
    Henrietta August 15, 2011 at 7:23 am |

    Oh so THAT’S what I’m supposed to do with all f those pitches about things I could give a rat’s behind about? ;)

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